HRCM: Hospitality Management

HRCM: Hospitality Management AS-T

The AS-T in Hospitality Management is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management or similar major. While a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers in this field, the completion of this suggested program will demonstrate commitment to the field, and provide comprehensive preparation for upper division work.

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

To earn the Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer Degree, a student must:

  • Complete all degree course requirements in the major as outlined below with grades of C or better.
  • Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • Complete either the CSU General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE) for STEM which requires a minimum of 33 units, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), which requires 31 units. Double counting of courses is encouraged and permitted.


Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
List A: Select 8-9 Units or 3 courses from the following
CUL-003 Sanitation and Safety 2
CUL-007 Culinary Productions and Operations 3
HRCM-009 Introduction to Food and Beverage Management 3
HRCM-012 Hospitality Cost Control 3
List B: Select 6-7 Units from the following
BUS-001A Beginning Principles of Accounting 4
CUL-001 Principles of Food with Lab 3
HRCM-007 Hospitality Law 3
Required Core Courses
HRCM-001 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
Total 17-19